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Al Qaeda 'paramilitary commander,' Haqqani Network leader reported killed in recent drone strike

Abu Saif al Jaziri is an al Qaeda "paramilitary commander"; Maulana Akhtar Zadran is from the same tribe as Mullah Sangeen, who works closely with al Qaeda and is thought to be holding the only US soldier who has been captured in Afghanistan.


Suicide bombers kill 18 Afghan police in 2 attacks in the south

In Uruzgan, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform detonated at a dining facility, killing 12 policemen. In Kandahar, a suicide bomber killed a border police commander.


Taliban launch suicide assault outside base in Kabul

The suicide assault team attacked a base in an area of Kabul where logistics and other contracting companies are located, killing seven people, including four Nepalese guards.


Taliban militants bungle coordinated multi-province terrorist attacks

Afghan security forces disrupted terrorist plots in Kabul City and Jalalabad, but a massive explosion near the Parwan provincial governor's compound caused significant damage. An additional suicide attack failed after the bomber prematurely detonated in Kunduz.


Taliban launch suicide assault on Presidential palace, CIA HQ in Kabul

The suicide assault team penetrated the perimeter at one of the most secured areas in Kabul and clashed with Afghan and US forces for nearly two hours before being defeated.


Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan again reported killed in airstrike

Dost-Mohammed-AJ.jpgThe governors of Kunar and Nuristan provinces in Afghanistan claimed that Sheikh Dost Mohammed was killed in a US drone strike. Dost Mohammed's death is unconfirmed, and Afghan officials have claimed he was killed one other time already this year.


Taliban want release of 5 al Qaeda-linked commanders in exchange for captured US soldier

The Taliban are using their office in Qatar to further their political standing in the international community as well as negotiate the release of al Qaeda-linked leaders.


ISAF captures al Qaeda trainer in Kunar

The al Qaeda leader was targeted in a raid in the Watahpur district, a known hub for the terror group, on June 6.


Al Qaeda facilitator targeted in eastern Afghanistan

The al Qaeda facilitator who was targeted in Nangarhar is known to relay messages for senior al Qaeda leadership and provide financial and logistical support for terrorists operating in Afghanistan.


Suicide bomber strikes at supreme court in Kabul

The suicide attack is the second of its kind in the capital in two days. Up to 16 employees of the court were killed when a suicide bomber targeted buses transporting workers.


ISAF targets al Qaeda leaders in Kunar

Over the past several days, ISAF launched five raids against two senior al Qaeda leaders and two al Qaeda-linked Taliban commanders in Kunar and Nuristan provinces.


Local Taliban commander killed in latest drone strike in Pakistan

Mutaqi was reportedly preparing to lead fighters across the border to wage jihad in Afghanistan. The Obama administration has claimed that drone strikes would be conducted only against targets that pose an "imminent threat" to the US.


Afghan soldiers kill 2 ISAF troops, civilian in latest insider attack

Afghan soldiers "turned his weapon" on US troops in Paktika, killing two soldiers and a civilian adviser. The attack is the seventh of its kind so far this year.


US drones kill 6 in North Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first in the Shawal Valley, a known terrorist haven, since late 2012. An unidentified "high value target" is reported to have been killed.


US adds al Qaeda explosives expert to list of global terrorists

Abd al Hamid al Masli, a Libyan, is a "key improvised explosive device (IED) facilitator" who operates in Waziristan. He temporarily served as the head of al Qaeda's military committee, likely after Abdullah Said al Libi, the former head of the Lashkar al Zil, was killed in a drone strike.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 7 Georgian troops at base in Helmand

The Taliban claimed one of their suicide bombers detonated the bomb inside a base in the Now Zad district. The suicide attack is the sixth of its kind by the Taliban and their allies in less than two weeks.


Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan students, 2 US soldiers

The suicide bomber targeted a US and Afghan Local Police patrol as it passed by a high school in Paktia province. The US has stepped up raids against the Haqqani Network in Paktia.


IMU, Taliban launched joint suicide assault in Panjshir

IMU-Panjshir-2013-suicide-bombers.jpgThe Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed the attack under the banner of the Taliban's spring offensive and said that it "is continuing its jihadi activities in the Khorasan region."


ISAF targets al Qaeda leader in Kunar

The target of the raid was a senior al Qaida leader who serves as an operations chief, trainer, and facilitator in the east.


Turkistan Islamic Party touts suicide bombings in Afghanistan

In recently released propaganda, the al Qaeda-linked group claimed two suicide attacks in Afghanistan and identified several fighters who have been killed in the country since 2007.